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  • Judge: MCSO staff to get corrected on Arpaio case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:40 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal judge ordered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to immediately issue a statement correcting mischaracterizations his staff made about court findings in a racial-profiling case, according to court documents filed Thursday.

  • California health care sign-ups exceed projections 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:31 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.

  • Ex-homeless student at UNR wins $30K scholarship 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:58 am
  • RENO, Nevada - A University of Nevada, Reno student who was homeless during part of her time attending high school in North Las Vegas has been named the winner of a prestigious national scholarship worth $30,000.

  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

  • Right to record police a focus of Connecticut bill 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:37 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - When East Haven police officers arrested a Catholic priest who was videotaping them in 2009, it sparked calls for the state legislature to better protect the public's right to record the actions of law enforcement officials.

  • US to Manchester district: Improve minority access 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:59 pm
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's largest school district must to do more to enroll minorities in college and career prep courses and should consider revising how it assigns students to strict academic levels, the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday.

  • Report: More Utah kids have health insurance 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:24 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - A new report shows more kids in Utah have health insurance, but the trend doesn't extend to the state's Hispanic children.

  • Texas board ducks Mexican-American studies vote 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:22 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Board of Education bypassed voting Wednesday on a hotly debated proposal to create a statewide Mexican-American studies course as a high school elective, instead simply asking publishers to submit textbooks for such a class and several other ethnic studies topics by the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Group says school refused to enroll Hispanic teen 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:49 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Lawyers with the Southern Poverty Law Center accused a north Alabama school system of wrongly turning away a Mexican-born teen for enrollment, causing him to miss almost a semester of school.

  • Correction: Patchy College Pipeline story 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:04 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - In a story April 5 about how few high school students are eligible for California's public universities, The Associated Press erroneously reported the methodology that UCLA professor John Rogers used to estimate the percentage that fail to meet entrance requirements. Rogers factored in students who dropped out or did not graduate in four years, rather than removing them from the equation.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' a new hurdle for bloggers, exiles 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:58 pm
  • MIAMI - The revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba is likely to pose new challenges for independent bloggers and exile groups that work to increase access to technology.

  • Reaching Latinos: Media vies for a winning formula 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:41 pm
  • MIAMI - Reaching the nation's 55 million Latinos has become gospel for mainstream media giants, but capturing this fast-growing, mostly U.S.-born audience is proving tricky to networks and websites. For every success story there is a flop.

  • Report says blacks, Latinos losing economic ground 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:28 am
  • WASHINGTON - African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income as the United States pulls itself out of the Great Recession, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban League says.

  • Tenn. children rank 32nd for health, well-being 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:40 am
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A new national report finds Tennessee's children rank 32nd among all states for academic success, health and economic well-being.

  • Report: Black children lag in overall well-being 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:23 pm
  • DETROIT - Michigan ranks slightly below the national average in the overall well-being of its white children and lags significantly behind most of the nation in how black children are faring, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • Civil rights group sues New Mexico over schools 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:55 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A national civil rights group filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging New Mexico's public education system violates the constitutional rights of low-income children as well as Spanish-speaking students and others whose primary language is not English.

  • New report details racial gap among Nev. children 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:28 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - A new report shows white and Asian children in Nevada are far better positioned for success than the state's black and Latino children, although all groups fare worse than the national average.

  • White House committee discusses Hispanic education 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:20 pm
  • MIAMI - A White House education commission is meeting in Miami to discuss ways to improve Hispanic academic performance.

  • Cook County sues banks for predatory lending 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:04 am
  • CHICAGO - Cook County officials have filed a lawsuit contending two major banks helped cause the Chicago area's foreclosure crisis by marketing predatory loans to black and Latino borrowers.

  • Report: Va. children above US avg in well-being 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:20 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A private foundation says the well-being of children in several races in Virginia is above the national average.

  • Final push in Oklahoma for health insurance 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:59 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Nonprofits and advocacy organizations across Oklahoma were making a final push Monday to get people signed up for coverage through the new health insurance law, though website glitches were making the process more time consuming.

  • Courts handle New Mexico congressional maps 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:02 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's three congressional districts have changed very little in the past two decades; but when they have, state courts - not the Legislature or governor - have redrawn the boundaries.

  • Panel conducts Nevada redistricting process 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:00 am
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Unlike some other states where Republicans used their gains in statewide elections to seize control of the redistricting process after the 2010 census, the re-drawing of Nevada's voting districts was done by a court-appointed panel and overseen by a judge.

  • Rosario Dawson wants a Dolores Huerta movie 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - Playing renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" doesn't seem to be enough for Rosario Dawson. The actress, who knows and has worked with Huerta, would now like to bring her friend's life to the screen.

  • Groups defend Florida's same-sex marriage ban 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:49 pm
  • MIAMI - A coalition of black and Hispanic civil rights groups and pastors is defending Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.